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Old 01-20-2012, 07:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by notdku View Post
Any suggestions on a scope for my Remington 700. It's a 30-06.

Looking for something less than $500 for target shooting.

What sort of discipline? Are you speaking of sanctioned matches of a specific type?
The best way I've seen to find what works: attend/observe a match of the type your interested in, and see what is working best for the the experienced participants.
It's been a number of years, but when I shot silhouette, the dominant brand was Leupold. AFAIK, they still make some fine scopes. Not having shopped for a rifle scope in a number of years, I have no idea about current pricing.

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Old 02-09-2012, 02:18 AM   #22
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I have used a number of scopes on a couple of Rem 700's - 700 SPS 30-06 and 700 XCR tactical long range. I have upgraded both guns to Leupold. VX-R 3-9x40 for the 700 SPS for hunting and VX-III 3.5-10x40 for the 308 700 TLR for long range target shooting (tactical - reach out and touch someone). Would never go back to the lower end glass. The VX-R around $450 and VX-III around $700
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I agree. I understand budget. But you should buy a scope that is high quality and will last. This way, even if you change rifles you will always have a high quality scope that will get the job done. This is what I did. I went with a SSFA 5-20x50 FFP Illuminated and couldn't be happier. Scope cost as much as the rifle.

Also, don't forget a good base and rings. Crappy rings arn't going to help you weather or not your scope is good.

Don't forget the right tools for the job no matter what you go with. Screws should be torqued correctly, and on "cheaper" rings they should be lapped.

What do I shoot with? Canon gear of course

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squirrels, ground hogs, prairie dogs, bull frogs, or any other small varmint would be a smear spot from being hit by a 308 or 338. I prefer larger game that after I shoot it can be eaten without trying to search for little pieces all around.
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I was just being silly but seriously I think a person should use whatever they are comfortable with for long range shooting and depending on what they are wanting to hit accurately. For instance I prefer a Osprey 10-40x50 for long range accuracy. Everyone who shoots long range usually uses whatever they are most comfortable with.
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I'm just gonna say it. It's been 3 years guys. If he ain't gotta scope on er by now, he ain't gonna. This one is dead as dead.
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I agree with SlamFire! You can not shoot effectively if you can not see effectively. Most guys and gals have the issue reversed. They go buy a great rifle and put a cheap scope on it which is also not of high quality regarding the glass (Lenses) and clarity. The only way they can tell otherwise is if the see a good quality scope and compare the clarity and the smoothness of the adjustments, the finish and other aspects. As SlamFire stated you certainly can find a decent scope for the budget amount you stated. But I would stick with Leupold, Nikon and even I saw Zeiss at the Optics Planet had a scope in this range. Since Zeis does not produce any junk it would probably be a good scope. Regarding Scope Power a 10X 0r 12X on the top end speaking of for example a 3.5X10 or 4X12 would do everything you will need it to do. And also double as a good range for hunting should you use your 700 for hunting in the future.
In closing even the Alaskan Guide Series from Cabela's are fine scopes. I have one in 4X12 which is a nice scope for the money at around $399. It is clear but slightly less clear than the Leupolds but a great scope for the money. I would recommend it for those looking for a scope in this price range.
Good luck on your selection. As a suggestion you might want to check Midway USA and the Optics Planet as well as Cabelas just for research on your scope selection.
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I put a Millett TRS-1 on my rifle, and couldnt be happier. It is MOA at all ranges I shoot. I handload mil brass,,,165gr Hornady boat tails and 58 gr of H4350.

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Nikon or Leupold.

1.5-6 or 2-10.
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The original post was in January of 2009. I think he might have a scope for that 30-06 by now.
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